I have a request for information for people who have (recently) traveled to Namibia and Botswana. In august/september I’m visiting this area myself for a mammalwatching holiday with 3 other good and passionated friends.
1 Which fieldguide is the best for this trip? I have bought the kingdon field guide to mammals of Africa, but this includes everything from Africa, so a lot more than we need.
There are many books called “mammals of Southern Africa”, which only include a selection of the ones living there, but which one of these books should I get? Which one is the absolute best for identification + scientific / ecological identification?
2 Any additional tips to the tripreports on the website for mammals in that region would be very welcome! Especially we would like to see wild dogs, aardvark, aardwolf, brown hyena,.. So a bit more of the elusive animals.
3 We are also photographers, so any adivse on photography in these areas would also be very welcome (hides, nice drinking pools, dens, places where we can find animals used to human beings,… )